Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
in emergency aid for superstorm sandy recovery. that request falls short of total damage estimates. governors from new york, new jersey and connecticut alone say they will need closer to 82 billion to fix their states. >>> we don't know their names, but a couple from a phoenix suburb has presented the second winning ticket from last month's massive powerball drawing. the couple came forward now because they were concerned about, guess what, the looming fiscal cliff. they will take home 192 million bucks before taxes, and the plan is to use the money to start a foundation and support their favorite charities. >>> more people out of work, and another recession. you want to know what's at the bottom of that fiscal cliff, well, there you have it. many say that what's going to happen if something isn't done soon, but guess what? alice rivlin has a plan. she's a senior fellow at the brookings institution and served as director of the white house office of management and budget, the omb, under president clinton. alice, good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to have you here on the show this morning.
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
spent on the east coast to repair homes damaged by superstorm sandy. the city of new york will send contractors out to restore power, restore heat and other essentials at no charge to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from fema. the city of new york will pay the rest of it. about 400 projects have been finished so far. >>> 8:46. the flu season is starting very early but california's looking good so far. state health officials say it's not been so bad for us so far this season -- season. doctors say -- you have plenty of time to get a flu shot. kaiser has given more than a million flu shots. 3% more than last year. every year, 36,000 people die in the u.s. because of flu- related illnesses. today newark, new jersey's mayor cory booker, will begin his challenge to live on food stamps for one week. the stanford grad made the bet on twitter with one of his followers. the two will eat only what they can buy with $29.87. that's the average amount people spend each week with food stamps. booker says he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. >>> 8:47. some librari
Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
government to reimburse the state for 100% of the cost of rebuilding from superstorm sandy. christie heads to washington on thursday to meet with federal officials. you know, parts of the new jersey coastline, complete devastated by this powerful storm. you know, governor christie estimates that sandy caused upwards of $20 billion of damages. >>> and the atlanta journal-constitution with more information about dozens of children and adults that were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at the local school there. at least 49 people were sent to the hospital yesterday. take a look at this. fire officials believe the heating system failed there. finch elementary had no carbon monoxide detectors, either. which, i guess, they're not required in georgia. and many parents complained they were left in the lurch because of poor communication. soledad o'brien will talk to a student, a parent and also a school official. so we'll get lots of sides there. >> also coming up, amazement and dismay. that's how fedex's ceo is describing the fiscal cliff crisis. i sat down with fred smith. hear what he has